Judas Priest Postpones Remaining North American Tour Dates After Richie Faulkner Hospitalization
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Written by Jon Stickler
Judas Priest has postponed the remaining dates of his current North American tour, after guitarist Richie Faulkner was hospitalized with “serious heart problems”.
British heavy metal legends performed at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, Ky. On September 26, however, the remainder of their 50 Years of Heavy Metal Tour was put on hold while the 41-year-old rocker is treated for serious complications from persistent heart disease.
The trek was to end on November 5 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Tickets will remain valid for all postponed concerts. The group confirmed the news in a statement:
“It is with deep regret that we have to postpone the remainder of our tour to the United States – Richie has severe heart health issues that have led him to the hospital where he is being treated – in the meantime we are all sending from love to our Falcon to wishing him a speedy recovery …
“As soon as we hear from his doctors on when we can reschedule the dates, we will of course announce them – the tickets will be valid.”
Judas Priest released his latest studio album, and 18th overall, ‘Firepower’, in 2018 via Columbia Records.
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